Press Lane was established on the east side of Tūranga Central Library to better connect Worcester and Gloucester Streets.
The laneway helps pedestrians navigate this part of the central city, and revitalises the area whilst the surrounding properties are developed.
Landscaping was designed by Lincoln University Student, Johanna Blakely, and installed in partnership with The Green Lab (former Greening the Rubble).
Ara Fine Arts student Grace Duval painted artworks in the laneway with input from staff at The Press, which has a long history at the site.
A mural reflects local history including a previous laundry service, surgeon, and Māori use of the area, and the laneway surface is decorated with the Press’ motto "Nihil utile quod non-honestum" which translates to "Nothing is useful that is not honest."
The letters reflect the typeset from The Press’ founding year, 1861.